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COVID-19 Franciscan Preparedness & Response Fund

As the world responds to COVID-19, the Franciscan Health Foundation has created the Preparedness & Response Fund to support our response to this public health crisis.

Gifts to this fund will help address the urgent need for supplies and equipment in our healthcare facilities – items that will protect and care for our patients, staff and overall community. Our skilled teams have assessed and will continue to determine what is needed in this rapidly evolving situation. Your donation will have a direct impact.

Some examples of the equipment already identified include ventilators, oxygen concentrators, ultraviolet (UVC) robots that can assist with disinfecting efforts and medical supplies and equipment to outfit expanded patient care areas currently being prepared in advance of a patient surge.

As time passes and this current public health crisis fades, this fund will continue to provide preparedness and response assistance to natural disasters, emerging disease outbreaks or bioterrorist threats.

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Cancer Care

Among all the treatments and breakthroughs our doctors have made in managing side effects and treating cancer, the support and bond that brings us together is what makes us human. Our assistance extends to those who not only need emotional support, but financial as well. This is all part of why Franciscan Health is at the forefront in the fight against cancer.

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Center of Hope

When a sexual assault victim arrives at the Center of Hope, they are arriving at a safe, secure, calm and compassionate place. Our specially trained nurses, certified Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE), help the victims relax and begin focusing on recovery. Your support for this center helps people heal emotionally, physically and spiritually.

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Community Health & Wellness

This fund assists the most vulnerable populations in the communities we serve by providing educational programming around social justice and improving health equity, interventions designed to improve access to basic needs and health services, like food and health screenings, and furthering our work on building resilient families and communities.

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Employee Emergency Fund

No one should have to make a choice between buying food for their table or dealing with an unexpected financial emergency. The Franciscan Health Employee Emergency Fund helps in times of unexpected need with interest-free loans. Please help support this safety net for our employees.

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Franciscan Hospice House in Indianapolis

provides a home-like, compassionate environment for superior end-of-life care. With a growing need for inpatient and palliative care, your gift helps ensure no patient will be turned away regardless of financial means. Hospice House affirms and celebrates life and regards dying as a natural process recognizing every person has the right to die with dignity, peace and comfort.

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Grace Project

The Grace Project assists families affected by the opiate crisis and has one purpose - deliberate acts of kindness. Your gift can provide formula and diapers, help with bills and enroll mom and dad in parenting classes. Extending grace motivates parents to stay employed, progress in their recovery and give their baby the best possible start in life.

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Memories to Hold

Support families in Central Indiana who have lost a child due to miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death. This support group was established with the vision of providing parents a safe and sacred place to share stories of their precious babies. This program is offered free of charge to families.

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Moving Beyond

Treating cancer can be a rocky ride of radiation, treatments, chemotherapy and surgeries. This cancer survivorship program in Central Indiana cares for the whole person - mind, body and spirit - during and after cancer treatments. Your gift allows us to help people on their wellness journey and throughout recovery - teaching them to never give up.

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Neonatal Intensive Care

When babies are born prematurely or with special health needs, they require specialized care. Franciscan Health's Neonatal Intensive Care units provide the expert care and state-of-the-art technology needed to treat some of the most vulnerable newborn babies. Your gift to this unit is a gift to families in a time of crisis.

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Nursing Excellence

Our 4,500 Franciscan Health nurses serve on the front lines of patient care by providing safe, compassionate, quality care to patients and their families. But the field of nursing is ever changing and it is critical that our nurses receive continuing education. That is why we created the Nursing Excellence Fund. Your support will go towards continuing education and training as well as resources to combat burnout and compassion fatigue.

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Palliative & Hospice Care

Help give terminally-ill patients dignity, peace and comfort in their final days. Your gift helps meet a growing need for high quality, end-of-life care. Franciscan Hospice affirms and celebrates life and regards dying as a natural process, recognizing every person has the right to die with dignity, peace and comfort.

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Physician Well-Being

Franciscan Health Foundation's Physician Well-Being Fund provides financial resources for promoting physician health, wellness and the prevention of burnout. Gifts to Physician Well-Being are used to secure keynote speakers, provide continuing education, and distribute resource materials that address the topic of physician burnout. The fund may also provide small expressions of appreciation to the medical staff.

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Spiritual Care

Spiritual Care is at the core of our mission and values. Your gift supports training and professional development for Franciscan Health chaplains. This fund also helps our chaplains respond to patients who lack financial resources for necessities like clothing and transportation.

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